Forbole #5 – BUIDL Seoul 2018

Not a typo. We believe that “BUIDL” will be recognized in Oxford Dictionary, sooner or later. We are excited to join this amazing BUIDL Seoul 2018 organized by KryptoSeoul. Special thanks to Lunamint for inviting us!

BUIDL Seoul Forbole

Korea is a Cosmos-friendly country. We have heard that there are over 10 Cosmos validators in Korea, which I guess is more than the entire Greater China Region. We are glad to be an early team in Hong Kong to join Cosmos community. We look forward to seeing more Cosmonauts in Hong Kong.

BUIDL Seoul Jae Kwon
Jae Kwon, Co-Founder of Cosmos, is talking about rearchitecting the blockchain ecosystem
BUIDL Seoul 03 Harriet Cao
Harriet Cao, Co-Founder of IRIS Network, on the topic “Interchain Service Infrastructure and Protocol for Building NextGen Application Blockchains”
BUIDL Seoul 04 Awa Sun Yin
Awa Sun Yin, Co-Founder of Cryptium Labs, on “Variants of PoS Networks and the Importance of Building a Strong and Engaged Community”

Just like our trip to Global Blockchain Summit in Shanghai two months ago, in Seoul we finally met some comrades, the fellow Cosmonauts we have known for nearly a year. They included Aurel of Dokia Capital, Martin and Henrik of e-Money.com, JayB and David of Wannabit.io, Dongsam of B Harvest, Nodebreaker, etc.

Cosmos is such an amazing community that a group of seemingly strangers are working towards a same goal spontaneously. During the second day of the event, we know about the launching of gaia-9002 and hence we started to move and work on that:

BUIDL Seoul 09 Lunamint
Lunamint team
Aurel, Martin and Kafka (Lunamint)
Martin, Henrik and Kwun
Josh (Lunamint) and Kwun
Erica Kang, Founder and CEO of KryptoSeoul
Jae is sharing his journey with us
BUIDL Seoul 06 Lunamint
Peter Yoon, Co-Founder of Lunamint, is presenting their amazing Project Telemint, which is a messenger and payment application built on Cosmos SDK.

The after party was amazing in the sense that we have shown how gaia-9002 was running, live! (Glad to see Big Dipper was useful).

BUIDL Seoul 11 Gaia-9002
Josh is introducing the validators by showcasing their status on Gaia-9002 through Big Dipper.

We met some old friends…

BUIDL Seoul Cosmonauts

… and new friends

BUIDL Seoul Kakao

 

Souvenirs from Global Blockchain Summit 2018 in Shanghai

Forbole Newsletter #1

Souvenirs from Global Blockchain Summit 2018 in Shanghai
Souvenirs from Global Blockchain Summit 2018 in Shanghai

Dear Bo-Le,

Thanks for your support to Forbole. As the number of our stakeholders are growing, it’s time to start our regular newsletter. Below is our recent progress:

  1. As of 30 Sep 2018, we have 12 individual investors based on SAFE. The latest valuation cap is USD1.5M.
  2. Our resources can support our development for the next 12 months, and invest in the network infrastructure we need.
  3. We have become an active validator on Cosmos (current testnet version: gaia-8001).
  4. We have developed the Big Dipper, which is a real-time block explorer on Cosmos Hub. Big Dipper helps people to keep updated on the status of Cosmos Hub.

The last 12 months was our age of enlightenment. We finally chose to use Cosmos, which aims at creating the Internet of Blockchains. And that has made all the difference. After joining the Cosmos community, our value and philosophy about blockchain have changed completely.

What’s next:

  1. Join Cosmos’s HackAtom3 and Game of Stake competitions
  2. Launch the beta of Forbole Referral Network
  3. Apply for blockchain-specific accelerators in Shanghai or Singapore

Thanks for your support. Feel free to follow us on Telegram and Twitter.